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Asuka from Evangelion fan art, because I realize while I've drawn Rei a lot (being the Rei fangirl that I am) I've hardly drawn Asuka, and despite leaning more towards "Team Rei", I do like Asuka a lot, as well. :aww:

I think the title stems from an Asuka AMV I saw a while back which used the aforementioned song by U2. :meow:
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shinjiasuka4ever Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely pic of Asuka, the colors are really bright and vivid!
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's awesomely adorable!!!
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very Welcome ! :huggle:
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sakura02 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Asuka! :D She needs some love too, even though she's annoying. I love how dynamic and full of energy this picture is :D. Awesome stuff
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! Asuka's grown on me quite a bit lately. :o
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ArdentNinja Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I read the title, I immediately started singing that song in my head XD

What really stands out most to me in this piece is that you retained Asuka's personality in her expression, and it's interesting because it's really more like I connect with the expression and feel that it is 'right' rather than it being mimicked from the original anime. This is good because I think that your artistic interpretation comes through her expression.

The rest of the piece has a really nice balance between a painterly approach and the soft-cel shading that is typical of anime-inspired art. It looks like you are getting even more comfortable with working with the digital painting process, and I like that you are not afraid to tackle folds and form under clothing.

^.^
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ParadiseKissTango Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with those clouds. Lovely shading and I really like the highlights on the hair. You captured that well, it really looks like she running out underneath the sunlight.
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! For some reason I love shading clouds ... they're so fun and calming, in a way.

And that's totally the look I was going for, so I'm glad you picked up on that! :highfive:
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ParadiseKissTango Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I know what you mean. Coloring clouds and skies is really peaceful.
woot! It came out really well, I'm glad ^^
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xenokurisu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
looks awesome ♥
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Mattissimo Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
oh yush...how i love this picture i'm sure you know. she's definitely right up there with rin for fav female characters in all anime.

the eyes and hair coloring stand out the most to me. mostly because asuka's hair shade seems to change from picture tp picture. red, orange, brown, yellow...she is all these colors, and not, at the same time! i love the shade you went with though. it compliments her eyes wonderfully.

the grin is also different from your usual kind of expressions and i quite like eet alot! it basically brings the whole piece together in a ridivulously lovely way.

i like how you're really trying more difficult poses too. this one in particular has alot of movement and dynamics to it methinks. like she's mid-twirl which is totally amazing!

the way the sky is opening up around her just completes and adds to the picture like the BG is supposed to. i envy that kind of cloud skill, that i do!

overall, excellent work karen. i'd totally buy it if i saw it in an artist's alley. :highfive:
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Matt! :meow: Yeah, I knew you'd get a charge outta this one since you like Asuka so much! I really want to get a figure of her at Metrocon, to balance out all of my Rei's. :XD:

And do I ever know what you mean about her ever-changing hair color. I've always envisioned her hair as 'auburn.' So that's what I was going for in this pic. :nod:

I wanted to try something new with her grin, definitely. I'm rather happy with it, too. :meow: And as for the pose, I was influenced by a figure I saw.

I've seen some artists do sky bg's like this, where the clouds are kinda spiraling up in an epic way. I really wanted to try it for myself, and thought it would go well with Asuka's coloring.

Thanks again, Matt! I appreciate it, as always! :thanks:
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Mattissimo Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
no problemo!
i love that you're posting more art lately! :D
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DarkeAngel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010   General Artist
I think Asuka doesnt get as many fans as Rei does, but its good to see fanart of her. This piece reminds me of one of the old Eva OSTs coverart. great job!
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhh, I think I know the soundtrack you speak of. Did it have Asuka in a light pink sundress with clouds in the bg? Hahaha, I can totally see that!

Thanks a lot, Darke!
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DarkeAngel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010   General Artist
yup, thats the one! ^^
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7Sinns Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Love the snapshot mid twirl pose! Love her little grin and expression overall!
Colouring excellent as always and LOVE those clouds!
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :aww:
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foshizzel Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Asuka!! great drawing O_O love Asuka! shes great.

nice job ^_^
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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sin108 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
sweet Asuka
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Seruki-chan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Asuka drawing.
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again!
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